April 07, 2015
Sharia: So Awesome You'll Marry Your Rapist
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)It is an unimaginably hideous outcome.
To be raped by your cousin's husband; be jailed for adultery as your attacker was married; to suffer the ignominy of global uproar about your jailing and assault, but be pardoned by presidential decree; and then to endure the shame and rejection from a conservative society that somehow held you to blame.
The solution in this society? Marry your attacker.
That's what happened to Gulnaz, who was barely 16 when she was raped. She's now carrying the third child of her attacker, Asadullah, who was convicted and jailed for 12 years -- though this was then reduced.